Cité ouvrière la glacerie Saint-Gobain Chantereine, French Heritage monument to Thourotte

Working-class houses are twin type HBM houses, with 4 rooms with garden and outbuilding. They come after their social destination and family composition into four architectural types. Their location relative to the production site is also associated with the status of the employee. The working-class houses are generally built close to the factory. All are constructed of brick on recovery stone cellar. The cover is made of mechanical tile. The supervisors have a floor height of skylights, roof-lit. Frames houses and buildings intended for widows and unmarried are on a square floor. Some houses are equipped with coverage long pans and covered gears
* others are in Pavilion. Social, educational, commercial and religious facilities are built in white sand-lime brick with decorative elements in Orange brick. In 1922, at the time where the company Saint-Gobain moved to Compiègne, she build a city to house its staff. A part of the working class houses is funded by private owners, shareholders of the company Saint-Gobain. Mr. De Marce thus ceded part of its compensation of damage of war from the castle of Carlepont. Similarly, Taylor and Quequignon Fund 25 groups of houses to 2 slots. Other owners, like Charo and Boyron, also participate in the financing of this city. For this set, the architect Le Corbusier first realizes a project of homes available in three types, close to the theoretical model of the Monol. Finally deemed too costly, this project was abandoned. What are the architects Paul Tournon, stepped from his colleague Henry Chappon line-up, and Paul Robine who realized the city of Chantereine, in connection with Armant and Noullet, architects of Saint-Gobain. Responding to the social tradition of the company, this city has more than 350 units divided into high and low, city as well as a building reserved for widows and another for singles. It also includes a school, a chapel, a cinema and CANEX organized around a great place. Most of these facilities is completed before 1925. In 1970, the lower city is destroyed for the construction of the new production line, called float line. In recent years Saint-Gobain resold a part of the housing staff. School was transformed into a training centre and cinema, purchased by the city of Compiègne, is rehabilitated since June 2000.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Cité ouvrière la glacerie Saint-Gobain Chantereine

Reported to be remarkable heritage of quality.

Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 99806
  • item : Cité ouvrière de la glacerie Saint-Gobain Chantereine
  • Location of the building :
    • Oise
    • Thourotte
  • Place name : Chantereine
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 60636
  • Zip code of the municipality : 60150
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 2 names :
    • working city
    • city
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 20th century
    • 1st quarter 20th century
  • Year : 1923
  • Investigation : 1990
  • Date taken into account : 2002/10/01

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials: 3 elements are used in the main structure of the building.
    • coating
    • brick
    • cement
  • Roofing : Coverage of this building is varied there are 6 different types :
    • roof with long tails
    • pavilion roof
    • sprocket cover
    • shed
    • pinion
    • roof
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • the main material of this building is mechanical tile
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors : 2 type of floors in this manual :
    • 1 floor square
    • floor height
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Building containing : ensemble d'industrie verrière
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :
    • Any particular element of the building is subject to protection in our database.
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.


  • Other : 2 various other information are available
    • property of the municipality
    • private property
  • Authors of the survey MH :
    • Dufournier Benoît
    • Fournier Bertrand
  • Mérimée reference : IA60001120

The complete official record is available at Conseil régional de Picardie - Service de l'Inventaire du patrimoine culturel5, rue Henry Daussy 80044 Amiens Cedex 1 -

Men involved in this construction

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